leave aside

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Related to leave aside: put aside, cast aside

leave something aside

1. to leave something in reserve. Leave some of the sugar aside for use in the icing. Leave aside some cookies too.
2. to ignore something, especially a fact. Let's leave the question of who will pay for it aside for a while. We will leave aside the current situation and talk about the future.
See also: aside, leave
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Let's leave aside for a moment the doubts regarding his guilty verdict.
We'll leave aside for now the issues related to mental health and learning disabilities, two other areas where students are addressing sensitive topics in their admissions applications.
Leave aside the fact that property owners in eminent domain situations often receive grossly unfair "just" compensation.
Let us leave aside suspicions aroused by the fact that the source of the research is the conservative Heritage Foundation and by the fact that it is the average income of the neighborhood rather than that of the actual recruit that is used.
Now we come face to face with primary questions beginning with a "why", and leave aside the "how".
LET US LEAVE ASIDE THE NUANCES OF THE LEGITIMACY OF a Christian warrior or the status of those who die for the wrong reason or the legitimacy of self-destruction as a protest to set down this bedrock Christian principle: One cannot kill or maim innocent people and claim the title of martyr.
Leave aside the ferocious silliness of the plot or its execution.
Also, we cannot leave aside the effects of modern life, the single child syndrome, households wherein technology creates couch potatoes and material wealth that provides ample opportunity for excuses like riding lessons, hockey, week-end skiing and southern holidays to justify absence.
If we leave aside the fact that this will mean the lives of a number of innocent people will be saved, it is hard to see what this can actually achieve.
Yet let's leave aside the endless reasons why National Missile Defense will never work.
But state-of-the-art wheelchair design has moved on--the new ones cost around $3,000, leave aside getting to New York.
To attend to Morris' transformation of his prototype is to leave aside the work's pat ironies the better to follow the ways in which the newcomer sought to insert a legible identity for himself into an established scene by reversing certain of its defining components.
Reason: not a single kilometre of Lahore's main thoroughfares is pothole-free, leave aside the secondary streets and lanes.
Leave aside an area of your garden for children and give them ownership of a space for them to dig and plant seeds such as sunflowers, peas, beans, and nasturtiums, anything that grows easily and produces dramatic results.
Leave aside the odd idea that it is more reprehensible to use cluster bombs against your own people than those of other countries.